New Delhi: Corporate lobbyist Niira Radia on Thursday approached the Delhi High Court which issued a notice to the producer of the film ‘Monica-the Politics of Murder’ on her plea against the release of the movie on the ground that it depicts her private life.

Kush Bhargava, the producer of the movies, who is also a Lucknow-based Congress leader has signed starring award winning actor Ashutosh Rana. The movie is scheduled to be released on Friday.

"Issue notice to the respondent (Kush Bhargava) asking him to file a copy of the script of the film or a CD by the next date of hearing," Justice V K Jain said.

Radia, Director of Vaishnavi Corporate Communications Private Ltd, who has been in news after the leakage of her conversations, which was tapped, with corporate heads, journalists and political leaders has filed the petition seeking "permanent injunction" against the release of the film.

"The plaintiff (Radia) has not assigned anyone the right to make a film based on her life or any film showing the life of the petitioner, however, minuscule and the production of the film in such a brazen manner and public viewing of such film will tarnish or damage her image and reputation beyond repair which cannot be compensated," Anip Sachthey, lawyer for the lobbyist, said.

The lawyer also cited a news report which said, "the Congress leader Bhargava will release a film on the infamous telecom scam on March 25. Divya Dutta, the protagonist, will have shades of both Shivani Bhatnagar (the Indian Express journalist killed in 1999) and Niira Radia."

The other actors of the film included Yashpal Sharma and Kittu Gidwani.

(Agencies)